In her second attempt to become mayor of Canada’s largest city, former NDP Olivia Chow beat a crowded slate of candidates, garnering 37% of the vote.

Plus, Ottawa’s Carleton University says refusing to use one’s preferred “they/them,” “ze/zir,” “xe/xir,” and “e/em” pronouns is a violation of its human rights policy, and has an online portal to report incidents of misgendering.

And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has renewed Alberta Health Services’ official administrator Dr. John Cowell’s appointment until the end of the year following a reduction in hospital and ambulance wait times.

Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd!



  • Rachel Emmanuel

    Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.

  • Lindsay Shepherd

    Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.